Osteopathy and Injury Prevention for Sportspeople

The summer may be coming to an end, but for sports enthusiasts who enjoy playing football, rugby, hockey and a host of other team sports, the season is only just beginning.

Although participation is always great fun and a perfect way to stay fit, there is always likely to be side-effects for the body, especially in high intensity sports and those with a lot of physical impact. Continue reading

How Osteopathy Can Help Cervicogenic Headaches

All headache sufferers will know how disabling and agonising they can be. From extreme migraines, to pain behind the eyes, they can come in many shapes and sizes and at times be very disabling.

While it’s always recommended to see a doctor for any persistent headache, your trouble could be caused by something called cervicogenic headache, which can be helped by osteopathy. Continue reading

How Osteopathy Can Help Arthritis Sufferers

Anyone that suffers from arthritis will know how painful the condition can be, and will often do whatever they can to help alleviate symptoms. It’s a widespread problem that affects around 10 million adults and children across the UK.

At Solihull Osteopathic Practice, we see a number of sufferers that come to us to help alleviate their arthritic symptoms, such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Hip and knee joins are most commonly affected body parts, but spines, hands, wrists and feet are also frequent trouble spots we come across. Continue reading

Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain When Gardening

From planting new flowers to growing your own fruit and veg, gardening is a rewarding activity that gives you a good workout in the fresh air. Plus, a beautiful garden is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the summer at home. Since many gardening tasks involve reaching, twisting and bending with heavy tools repetitively though, there’s no hiding that gardening can be tough – especially on the lower back. Often, you’ll have to carry out awkward positions for sustained periods of time, which leads to aches and pains. Continue reading

Osteopathy for Sports – Injury Prevention

The old saying “prevention is better than the cure” certainly rings true when it comes to injury – when injury can be prevented, there’s no need for a cure. In sport, injury prevention is a high priority as in many cases, injury prevents athletes from competing, or at least reduces athletic ability to an extent. Whilst many injuries can be treated, whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or enjoy social sports with friends, it’s important to do what you can to prevent injury. Continue reading